Posted by Team 20570 on November 21, 1998 at 21:42:57:
In Reply to: Minimum adquate floor space? posted by Tom Andrews on November 11, 1998 at 09:43:51:
About 15 feet across and 20 feet lengthwise would be preferred,
although most people don't need quite THAT much when playing
casually. Just bear in mind that table tennis does require
movements quite a bit outside the effective footprint of the table.
Try placing a 9x5 grid on a prospective area and try measuring the
amount of space from the walls.
Ceiling height is usually not important for normal play, as lobbing is a fairly advanced skill. Most shots shouldn't go beyond 6-7 feet above the surface of the table. Be sure to leave enough space for your follow-throughs!
Listings can be found at: www.paddlepalace.com www.sunmarkinc.com and other fine table tennis retailers on the web.
Hope this helps.
: I've never played. How much floor space, minimum adequate, do I need in my basement for table tennis? Minimum adequate ceiling height? Where can I find a listing of manufactuers of good quality tables? Thanks.
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